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Abstract and Applied Analysis
Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 685468, 7 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/685468
Research Article

Comparison of Three Measures to Promote National Fitness in China by Mathematical Modeling

1Department of Public Physical Education, Hefei University, Hefei 230601, China
2School of Mathematical Sciences, Anhui University, Hefei 230601, China

Received 22 January 2014; Accepted 27 January 2014; Published 26 March 2014

Academic Editor: Weiming Wang

Copyright © 2014 Pan Tang et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

In this paper we established a mathematical model for national fitness in China. Based on a questionnaire and data of the General Administration of Sport of China and the National Bureau of Statistics of China, the dynamics for three classes of people are expressed by a system of three-dimensional ordinary equations. Model parameters are estimated from the data. This study indicated that national fitness put out by the Chinese government is reasonable. By finding the key parameter, the best measure to promote national fitness is put forward. In order to increase the number of people who frequently participate in sport exercise in a short period of time, if only one measure can be chosen, guiding people who never take part in physical exercise will be the best measure.